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Weekly Homeland Security Media Reports

12.23 – 30.2013 Virginia Homeland Security Media

Virginia Homeland Security Media

December 23, 2013 – December 30, 2013


National Homeland Security Policy & Issues

Student Cannot Sue TSA, FBI Agents over Airport Detention for Arabic Flashcards – HS News Wire (12.26.2013)

Jeh Johnson Sworn in as Fourth Secretary of Homeland Security – Dept of Homeland Security (12.23.2013)


Surveillance and Intelligence

Report: NSA Intercepts Computer Deliveries to Plant Spyware – CIO (12.30.2013)

New iPhone Game Warns of Dangers of Surveillance State – Fox News (12.30.2013)

Judge Rules NSA’s Collection of Telephony Metadata is Legal – HS News Wire (12.30.2013)



The Ten Worst Hacks of 2013 – Next Gov (12.30.2013)

Cyber Predictions for 2014 from Raytheon’s CTO of Cybersecurity – HS Today (12.30.2013)

Target: Deceive First, Answer Questions Later – CIO (12.28.2013)

BGU Researchers Identify Critical Vulnerability in Samsung’s Galaxy S4 – HS News Wire (12.27.2013)


Infrastructure Protection

LAX Shooting Suspect Pleads Not Guilty – CNN (12.26.2013)



Experts: Russian Terror Attacks Could Be Chilling Prelude to Olympic Violence – Fox News (12.30.2013)

Still Out There and Growing; Al Qaeda on the Rebound, Experts Say – CNN (12.28.2013)

Al Qaeda Releases Movie Calling on Lone Wolf Attacks throughout West – HS Today (12.27.2013)

Egypt Designates Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Organization – HS News Wire (12.26.2013)

Not All Questions about the Tsarnaev Brothers Have Been Answered – HS News Wire (12.26.2013)

Global Terrorism Increasing, but Fewer Attacks in Western World – HS News Wire (12.24.2013)


Emergency Preparedness

Virginia Officials Urge Better Emergency Preparedness in 2014 – Richmond Times Dispatch (12.27.2013)

Resolve to Prepare Your Family for Emergencies in 2014 – Virginia Dept. of Emergency Management (12.26.2013)

Emergency Management’s Top 13 Stories of 2013 – Emergency Management (12.23.2013)


Public Health

Extensive Use of Antibiotics in Agriculture Creating Public Health Crisis – HS News Wire (12.27.2013)


Communications & Interoperability

Elbit Systems’ Subsidiary to Provide Secure Broadband Mobile Solution for First Responders –HSNW (12.30.2013)

FEMA to Look Into Commercial Emergency Alert System – Executive Biz (12.27.2013)



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